Welcome to Baguio Central University
An educational institution that started as a vocational school, Baguio Central University was established in 1945 right after Second World War II ended. The school was first known as Centro Academy. Four years passed and the vocational school included high school program to serve youths who look for another option for vocational training.
With an aim to provide a wider scope of educational training and to meet the demand of the growing region, the vocational school, which was under a single proprietorship, was turned into a private corporation. From 1951-1953, the institution offered college courses leading to the degrees Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Secondary and Elementary Education and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The Bachelor of Laws and Engineering courses were offered in 1953 and Master of Arts in Education in 1955.
For successive years, the institution had undergone expansion in its academic programs. From 1971-1977 there were other courses that were offered. These were Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Doctor or Education, Master of Public and Business Administration. Learn more about us.
The Investiture of a University President
December marked a great chapter in the university as Margarita Cecilda Bulaqueña Rillera was inaugurated as the 2nd President of Baguio Central University on December 2, 2011 at the Diamond Hall Supreme Hotel Convention Plaza. The event was the highlight of the University’s week long celebration of its 66th Founding Anniversary since it was established in 1945.
Ms. Luisa Valencia from the Commission on Higher Education (CAR) officiated the new president’s oath taking while Mr. Oscar Rillera, Member of the Board of Trustees, conducted the reading of appointment to the president and the acting Vice President for Administration Ms. Jocelyn Bulwayan ant the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lourdes Trajano. The symbol of the office, the mace and the medallion, were also handed down to the president, which was blessed by the father Abner Dalilis, the investiture priest for tonight. The event was attended by some of the top dignitaries and Colleges, establishments, and representatives from private and public offices. Margarita Rillera is the sole granddaughter of Dr. Margarita Fernandez, the Chairman Emeritus, former president and pioneer of Baguio central University.
Newly Appointed Vice Presidents
Vice President for Administration
From a student assistant to administrator
Dr. Perfecto M. Lopez was a student assistant during his college days, and proud of it. But despite this and the fact that he came from a simple family from a simple barrio, this conversationalist now occupies one of the University’s highest positions.
This newly appointed Vice President for Administration says we must take pride in being in a university. He endeavors everyone to work as one family, as the success of any undertaking is in the joint efforts of people in an organization – from the lowest to the highest posts. Read more..
Vice President for Academic
Former dean aims for accreditation
Dr. Florence C. Cawaon, the former Dean of BCU’s College of Nursing and School of Midwifery is the University’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Her plans as the newly-appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs include the submission of some programs of the school for accreditation. To accomplish this, strategies for academic strengthening are on the run. Read more..
Vice President for Finance
New ‘finance manager’ chose Philippines over Canada
Mrs. Jennifer G. Fernandez is the Officer-in-Charge as Vice President for Finance. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Saint Louis University. She served as the University Accountant for National University – Baguio from 2004 to 2010.
She was given a break in her career when she had the chance to travel and work in Canada in January 2010. Her longing to serve the Philippines however compelled her to go back, in time for her appointment as BCU’s OIC VP for Finance. Read more..